Pitchfork (yellow) by Michael Craig Martin (aka 'Giant Fork' as dubbed by B). Boudica tried to take it home and asked both patrons and staff to make 'a blue one for eating, please' 😄 We are now to visit the gallery to create the blue one.
First photo is my capture and the second was Boudica's ❤
I haven’t been able to get out much to photograph the stars over summer because of all the effort i’ve been putting into our house. But After seeing a photograph on social media of this sculpture I was really intrigued and having made some serious progress on the house, thankfully I had some time to get out with the camera. As soon as I saw the image I had a load of ideas of how I wanted to incorporate it into my night photography.
I started doing a bit of research as I new nothing about this sculpture.
It was created by an artist called Mary Bourne and is one of ten sculptures that form a project called ‘Eden benchmarks’. It can be found high up on the slopes of the Mallerstang valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. If you want to find out more information about the project visit edenbenchmarks.org.uk.
This is the first image from my 5 hour shoot and it shows the milky way core beautifully glowing in the night sky. A great example of the high quality of dark skies that the Yorkshire dales has to offer. You really can’t beat getting onto the fells on a crisp, clear night and just looking up at the stars.
Has anyone else visited this sculpture?
Let me know what you think!